Poem Expressing Change; No Offense Intended To Its Readers, 1

"In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,"

so witnessed Julia Ward Howe in stirring poetry.

And I have watched the ancient Faith glow, starlike, in the East;

and I am going there to partake of its spiritual feast,

after the long, thin, slow fast that has been my Baptistry.


Author's Notes/Comments: 

The first line fully quotes a line from Julia Ward Howe's magnificent poem, "Battle-Hymn Of The Republic."

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